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sort sth/sb out

phrasal verb with sort uk   /sɔːt/  us   /sɔːrt/ verb
B2 to deal successfully with a problem, a situation, or a person who is having difficulties: We've sorted out the computer system's initial problems. [+ question word] It'll be difficult to sort out how much each person owes. Most of the job involves sorting out customers who have queries.
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in Chinese (Traditional) 解決,處理好…
in Chinese (Simplified) 解决,处理好…
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